Catalina Cylinders is a global leader in the manufacture of seamless aluminium high pressure gas cylinders. The company started in 1986, manufacturing SCUBA tanks and medical cylinders out of Huntington Beach, California and, between 1992 and 1995, APP Inc. acquired both Catalina and the Cliff Impact Division of Parker Hannifin, turning them into Catalina West and Catalina East, respectively.
Over the following decades, Catalina expanded its cylinder portfolio into a variety of markets, doubled its facilities in California, and increased its staff and sales exponentially. In 2009, APP’s founder-owner, Phil Keeler, passed away and his sons Greg and Roark Keeler decided to convert Catalina to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) company. Today, its employees own a large portion of the business and are invested in its success.
Spearheading those employees in 2022 is David Silva, CEO of Catalina Cylinders since firat quarter (Q1) 2022 and at the heart of driving the company forward in a new era of specialty gases and safety in packaged gases.
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